New law proposes 14-year jail, Rs 50m fine for cyber terrorism


ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday approved the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2016, which proposed 14-year imprisonment or Rs50 million fine or both for those linked to terrorism through the Internet or mobile.

Penalty of one-year imprisonment and fine worth Rs100 million would be imposed in case someone supports banned outfits and hate speech. The Bill stated that access to data of sensitive installations without permission would result in five years of imprisonment or fine worth Rs5 million.